Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis Aid

August 14, 2017

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During a Michigan concert this weekend (August 12), pop super star Bruno Mars revealed that he had donated $1 million to aid the victim's of Flint water crisis.

Mars’ announcement came during Saturday’s concert in nearby Auburn Hills, Michigan. Through partnership with the promoter (Live Nation), Mars announced the that revenues from that show were being re-directed to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

"Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it's important that we don't forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster,” Mars said in a statement. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) is an organization that deals with the lingering affects of the water crisis. The water crisis started back in 2014 when Detroit’s water system switched to the lead-filled Flint River. 

"We know Bruno Mars' $1 million gift will be transformative to the children and families of Flint. He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity,” CFGF president and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver said in the statement. 

Mars joins a star-studded list of musicians who have raised money for the people of Flint. Pearl Jam, Big Sean, and Cher are just a few of the artists who have previously pledged financial support for the people of Flint, MI.